Wild jewellery is a book I was kindly offered to review by the publisher. It's a book by Sarah Drew about gathering and recycling, making jewellery from found treasures in nature and in things that would normally go to waste.
I found the book intriguing and there's plenty to learn from the techniques shown. The majority of pieces that have been created for the book are bold in style. As you know i prefer more delicate jewellery but I can imagine its possible to adapt the ideas to fit your own style.
In this post i have shared a few pages, there are lovely nature photos and clear step by step projects throughout. If you are interested in making jewellery from found objects like stones, seaglass, wood and other elements then this is a great place to begin or become re-inspired. There are tips on where best to find supplies and lots of techniques are covered including wirework, metal clay, paper bead making, making clasps, resin work and claw settings.
Sarah Drew teaches at the mid Cornwall school of jewellery and two colleges, her website is SarahDrew.com
I am offering the book as a Giveaway to one of my readers, with the only condition being you contribute postage (as it is quite heavy to post, I estimate £5) and that you live in UK (unless prepared to pay much more shipping) If you'd like it, please either email me or leave a comment telling me why you think you should receive the book.
love Kat x